Conditions

Ageing Skin

Ageing of the skin can be divided into two broad categories, either intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic ageing of the skin is genetically determined and typically begins around the age of 30-35 years old and there is not a lot we can do about it! Extrinsic ageing however is a result of the exposure of our […]

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Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable as we age. As we grow older, our skin becomes thinner and less water is present in the epidermis. Our natural collagen in the skin is decreased and of a poorer quality, making the skin less elastic. Unfortunately, the ageing process starts to begin in the skin around the […]

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Loss of Volume

One of the key aspects of ageing is loss of facial volume. When we are young, our faces are full, voluminous, radiant and youthful, but with the passage of time, we lose volume. The skin becomes thinner and more dehydrated, our bones begin to be reabsorbed, our natural fat pads disintegrate and drop down and […]

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Photodamage

Photodamaged, or sun damaged skin is something few people escape. It occurs with exposure to sunlight (UVA or UVB) whether or not we intentionally suntan. Twenty five percent of our lifetime exposure occurs before the end of our teenage years. Photodamage creates many different skin problems. Below are the main manifestations: advanced aging or wrinkling […]

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Pigmentation

Pigmentation is a general term for hyper pigmentation and is also known as age spots, sun spots and melasma (darkening of the skin). It’s these ageing dark spots that bother us and are mainly caused by sun exposure and specifically, the UVA rays which penetrate deep into your skin and cause ageing. It can also […]

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Thin or Crêpe Skin

Unfortunately, thin skin is another problem to contend with when we age. The rate of cell production in the skin slows down, resulting in a thinner epidermis, collagen synthesis is severely restricted, fat and supporting tissue is reabsorbed and the normal healing processes are impaired. The skin becomes more fragile and more prone to wrinkle […]

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Thread Veins

Thread veins are extremely common and often embarrassing. They are very commonly found on the legs and often referred to as thread veins or spider veins They can look unsightly and appear over the whole of the legs. The appearance often affects what people wear and ladies will often wear long trousers even in the […]

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